Sunday, July 13 — In at 8:35, calm, intermittent rain. Posted pictures from the Friday Robbie’s gathering at Honey & Quinine blog. Lots of work upstairs, nice visit with Christine, phot’ed two T-45Cs and processed the pictures.
Went home via grocer at 8:55. PRODUCTIVE DAY.
Monday, July 14 — Slow starting, in at 8:25 calm & sunny. Processed pictures. Had a productive day here until 11:45, then to employer until 5, and at work and back at AKM. Departed for home at 8:25.
Tuesday, July 15 — In at 8:25. Cool (59) and sunny. Talked with someone about arranging easier access to photographing aircraft departing and arriving, especially on Runway 22/4. Work was fine. Back at AKM, had no real appetite for the museum and worked on something else. This is a first, not a constructive attitude. My life beyond AKM is souring my attitude about life in general. It’s affecting progress here, DAMMIT! Photog’d a Cessna 172 (I think) before the eastern sun rose above the aircraft parked close to the edge of the tarmac. I did enjoy talking with an AKM visitor about his Citation II and met his wife. Both share the cockpit in their charter operation. Did not photog’ the Il. Nice people.
logo on a 172
Nice people. Determined to leave for home at 7 but stayed until 7:30 processing pictures. Then left for grocer and dinner at home.
Wednesday, July 16 — In at 7:25, cool, clear and calm. The Rockwell 112 owned by the Fed Ex pilot from the Chicago area who’s also with the 183rd ANG outfit is back on the ramp. Arrived yesterday. Took no pics because I phot’d it extensively the first time he visited and he was gone later in the morning. Work went very well. Back at AKM produced several more postcards and met a family returning home in their Piper Saratoga SP.
They visited AKM office and showed me the airplane. Departed for home at 8:00.
Thursday, July 17 — In at 7:30, weather ditto yesterday. Phot’d a sharp Falcon 50 on the ramp.
Printed some more airplane postcards for the evening’s gallery appearance. Decent day at “employer.” Did not return to airport. Attended a Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” at a hotel, passed around some employer business cards, went to a gallery event and sold 15 AKM postcards at 50 cents each. Home by 10:30 had a light dinner and last of the wine. To bed by 11:15.
Friday, July 18 — In at 7:35, weather ditto yesterday. Busy day at work and didn’t accomplish much for AKM. Things that MUST BE DONE are piling up as obligations elsewhere generate nothing but dark disappointment. Spent no time at AKM after work because of a commitment to attend a an art gallery event downtown where I displayed the new AeroKnow postcards (sold 4) and went home depressed. Three nights away from here this week It’s hard to maintain my positive outlook here at AKM with so damned disappointments from previously (in the main) dependably reliable sectors..
Saturday, July 19 — In at NOON, the latest arrival in at least a year, because I am a little rattled from another disappointing event with “the normals” I attended last night. Took no airplane pictures all day but processed pictures and made decent headway in that regard. Did photog a few Illinois Pilots Association board members who toured the office after their day-long meeting. Had lively conversation with them, gave them brochures. I SHOULD have been here at 7 a today, but I did laundry and straightened up some of the clutter in the house. A productive outcome, but no joy. Processed pictures all afternoon and accomplished something. Departed for home via grocer at 7:15.
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